We get a new school superintendent and when he first gets here, he utters the words "property tax increase". Then we get a new city manager and she says the same words.
Why do you people want to pick on the homeowner? They try to keep their homes up and you penalize them.
Did anyone show you the newspaper from some time back that listed around 1000 homes on the tax sale list? Doesn't this tell you something? People are on that list because taxes are too high. Then you want to punish them more. We need to decrease taxes, not increase them.
One thing I would be willing to accept is a small local sales tax on anything you buy. That would add up to a lot of money.
What about taxing the bad and not the good? I would call it the SIN tax. Put tax on liquors served in bars. If you go to a bar, you will note that over half of the people are smoking. So they do have money. Put a tax on that. Have you noticed all of the cig butts over town or all of the people that stand outside and smoke? Why do you think our cancer center is expanding?
Look at the crime page. What a gold mine! If they want to be in jail so bad, why not charge a $500 admission fee? That would bring in 1000s of dollars. Inmates now have to pay some of their medical charges so why not charge them for food? Some of them say they made a mistake. In most cases, this is not correct. What they did was intentional and we should not be penalized for those acts.
Leave the homeowners alone.
Citizens, call your people in charge and protest this ill treatment.
Food for thought.